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Supreme Court Ruling on Building Codes

Discussion in 'Association Talk' started by CodeWarrior, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Mark K

    Mark K Platinum Member

    May 12, 2010
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    Adopting a standard by reference does not make it any less of a law adopted by the jurisdiction. Thus adopting a standard by reference means that in the context of that jurisdictions code there is no copyright.

    Whether the jurisdiction has obtained a license from the publisher does not make a difference regarding the copyright status. ICC could make a claim that by adopting the model code the jurisdiction has taken their property and thus sue the jurisdiction for the loss.

    By treating these adoptions as a taking the publisher should be able to recoup their costs but I suggest that they would not make any profits .

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